Tutorials and Problem Sets include:


Blood Types (en Español): Learn about the inheritance of blood types and Rh factors while attempting to answer real questions received from people who had concerns about the blood types of their parents or about the father of their child or grandchild.

Color Blindness: Establish the pedigree of a family to see how the red-green color perception defect is passed on from one generation to the next.

Human Genetics: Apply your knowledge of Mendelian Genetics to humans, and learn about constructing pedigrees, mapping chromosomes, and genetic disorders and much more.

DNA Forensics 1: Learn about the Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) method to characterize human DNA samples as applied in paternity analysis and sex crimes investigations.

DNA Forensics 2: Explore this topic in more detail, and interpret actual case results as might be produced by the FBI laboratory or a commercial, paternity-testing facility.


Human Reproduction: Understand the basics of male and female reproductive anatomy, hormones, fertilization, and also AIDS.

Birth Control: Introduce yourself to the birth control methods available in the United States, how they work, and how effective they are in preventing pregnancy.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Learn about the most common contemporary sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, modes of transmission, and treatment.

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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